You can always feel the change in the air, slightly cooler, even on the warm days. The Santa Ana winds start to blow giving terrific waves from mixed North and South swells. The mountains start to get a dusting of new snow. The days are shorter, but still enough light to have a long day. The wind changes from the consistent thermals to the sweeping cool wind from the Santa Barbara Channel.
We also still get the last waves created by summer sand before the large winter swells wash the beaches out.
Indeed, this time of year is special. Will we have a good winter? Will we get large clean swells? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, we will be out there capturing the elements as they happen.
See you out there! Team Tidalstock